by Duluth News Tribune
September 15, 2012 at 7:00 pm in Duluth News Tribune
A group calling itself Esko Pride is working to pass two issues on the November ballot that will help Esko schools. Continue Reading
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Why is it that the people affected by or involved with the Esko, Carlton, and Wrenshall school districts refuse to combine their districts into one? That action would appear to the best benefit for all of the students.
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I attended two various schools in that particular area, one of them you may or may not have mentioned.
I can sum it up in one word. “Tradition”. Even then, back in the old days where PhyEd was us breaking rocks all day, we knew that the school district was in deep dung. Many of us brought it up to teachers/admins that if we’re all sharing so many classes/athletics with other schools, why not just combine?
“We can’t. It would ruin tradition!”
Good to know. School districts can be put into financial insolvency, not be able to achieve proper economies of scale, but hey, at least the old folks, the same ones who never would vote for a levy increase, and who never pitch in a few bucks on fundraisers, don’t have to see the school they don’t care about change.
Twenty years later you have Carlton flat-broke, and one new board member all hot & bothered that the ISD actually tried to make cuts, you have Wrenshall two miles away in not great shape, you have Esko, and you have Cloquet all with struggles.
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